Authors/Contributors

Myrna Garvey Eden

Document Type

Article

Date

Fall 1975

Embargo Period

2-10-2011

Keywords

Anna Hyatt Huntington, Syracuse University Art Collection, sculpture, naturalism

Language

English

Disciplines

American Art and Architecture | Arts and Humanities | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Description/Abstract

Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973), one of the foremost American sculptors of her time, presented a large quantity of her personal and professional papers and sculpture to Syracuse University. In addition to the Huntington Manuscript Collection located in the George Arents Research Library at Syracuse University, the University owns diverse and numerous examples of her art. These statues, numbering over sixty pieces, represent a variety of subject matter, mood, and grouping completed throughout a career that spanned seventy years of artistic activity. Her general approach continued the French naturalistic tradition of Barye, Fremiet, and Falguiere. Although both wild and domestic animals were Mrs. Huntington's favorite subjects, she also created portrait busts and vigorous studies of the human form which are also part of the Syracuse University collection.

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